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Dennis Jones Band

July 17, 2010
By BH in Bands

Blues guitarist Dennis Jones has just released his second CD, “Passion For The Blues” on Blue Rock Records. Dennis’s musical style and guitar prowess pays homage to many of his favorite artists. With smooth vocals and memorable original songs, Dennis also does great renditions of classic tunes as well. Following the success of his previously released CD, “Falling Up,” that was more of an eclectic blues recording produced by Brian O’Neal of the Busboys, Dennis describes his latest offering as, “In Your Face Blues.” A working blues man playing several gigs per month at clubs and festivals, “Passion For The Blues” captures the electricity of Dennis’s live shows that Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine called “an electrifying set of tunes.” A live instrumental, “Slam Jam” with new bass player Tony Ruiz appropriately closes the CD. Of the ten tracks eight are original compositions with the title song an excellent tribute to blues artists who have come and gone from, Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. Dennis and fellow blues guitarist/vocalist Zac Harmon have a musical/verbal exchange in a rousing rendition of Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want To Make Love To You.” Also featured on the CD are: Micheal Turner on drums, Kenny “Boudro” Gray on bass, Jimmy “Z” Zavala (whose credits include Eric Burdon and Etta James among others) on saxophone and harmonica and Marshall Thompson on piano and organ. Dennis began his music career in his early teens in Baltimore County, Maryland and played guitar in several cover and original bands throughout his youth. Later he relocated to Europe for a few years and played with notable blues and R&B bands. Dennis played in Zac Harmon’s band and was featured on “Live At Babe & Ricky’s” as well as co-writing a song on ” The Blues According to Zacariah” CD. Dennis was also in Zac’s group when they won the 2004 IBC Championship. He has also sat in with such artists as Guitar Shorty and Kenny Neal and for over ten years has fronted the Dennis Jones Band. Vaughan and Hendrix fans will find much to enjoy on Passion For The Blues. Two potential songs-of-the-year reveal Jones as a formidable writer. Blues Revue June/ July 06. Memphis’ WEVL FM 90 called “Falling Up” one of the best albums we’ve heard in years. Both CDs available at DennisJonesCentral.com or CDBaby.com

:: Discography ::

2006 – Passion For The Blues -
2003 – Falling Up -

:: Contact ::

Website: http://www.dennisjonescentral.com/
Email: blueupmusic@aol.com

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  1. jackwalkerOctober 26, 2010 @ 10:26 pmReply

    Dennis Jones is a magnificent guitar player i love his sound it’s different just as Deborah Coleman sound & Style It’s a powerful rockish sound he is being totally disst by the industry,
    I wonder why!.
    I have tried to find his material sense the release of pleasure & pain, but to no avail, i can’t find
    the covers for his previous material any where. who knows maybe you can help me! I had never Heard of Dennis Jones Until Pleasure & Pain

    JackWalker

  2. Had the pleasure of listenin to these guys with BH and meeting them not in all that order what a great band to see live! and what great Patriots. signin a shirt for my brother serving overseas. God bless you guys keep up the great work…Chef



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